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Miramont Castle Museum
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Owner description: Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The Castle has 30 rooms to view covering 14,000 sq. feet. The building features 9 styles of architecture. Enjoy an elegant High Tea in the Queen's Parlour Tea Room.
Reviewed 3 July 2008

We also experienced rude staff on our visit to the "Castle". We didn't feel very welcome when we entered the house with our children. I got the distinct impression they would rather children not come to visit. I also thought it odd to be asked to buy a book authored by the person taking your admittance money. Shouldn't the book be on the top floor, which is essentially all souvenirs?

The house itself, while not truly a castle, is rather large. It has an interesting exterior, bu t we found the interior to be rather plain. While that can be very elegant in it's own way, It appeared the house had been "dressed up" in various styles. Again, it is personal preference, but I would rather see the plain architecture of the house and let it speak for itself. Much of the house was crowded with furniture, roped off, etc... so that we really didn't feel we got a good feel for the interior.

Also, the house is in a very residential setting, with very limited public parking. Trying to exit can be confusing as many of the narrow, winding streets are marked for local resident use only.

In all, we wished we had skipped this one.

7  Thank wcr2
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Reviewed 16 June 2008

The castle was very pretty. Staff was rude.

3  Thank Amyswrld
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Reviewed 14 June 2008

The museum was very interesting. It is is self guided tour which is nice because you can move along at your own pace. The tour handout is very informative and helpful while you walk around. I can not remember his name, but there is a very friendly large dog in residence. The parking is a bit confusing. You have to drive to the left and behind the building. We were there early in the morning so it we did not eat at the museum. They serve lunch and tea. I recommend this for adults. I do not think children would find this place interesting.

3  Thank Cannotfindscreenname
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Reviewed 14 March 2015
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